The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said none of his opponents in the 2023 presidential elections can match his track record.
The former governor of Lagos state and national leader of the APC also noted that during his time as governor, he unveiled a “legacy of technocratic governance which was instituted by enlisting talent from the private sector. Insecurity and crime were tackled through better funding the police force”.
Tinubu has continually boasted of his achievements during his tenure as governor of the economic capital of Nigeria.
In an opinion piece published in The Economist, Tinubu said, “For this vital task, I have a track record my competitors cannot match. During my tenure as governor of Lagos between 1999 and 2007, the state went from being a difficult, often dangerous place to a development success story.
“We quadrupled state tax revenues, putting those funds directly to work through investing in public services and infrastructure. A legacy of technocratic governance was instituted by enlisting talent from the private sector.
“Insecurity and crime were tackled through better funding the police force. Investment and the business sector thrived. Today, Lagos would rank among Africa’s ten largest economies and does not rely on oil revenues to fund its budget”.